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Windows 7: Update to RTM without stupid Windows.Old?

19 Aug 2009   #1
Efrdman2008

Vista
 
 
Update to RTM without stupid Windows.Old?

Hey everyone, how is your evening?

I just have a quick question. I just installed the RC and got everything where I wanted it, but now I am in the midle of DLing the RTM, I read about the hack that allows you to do an upgrade instead of a clean install, but will that give me the Windows.Old file?

Also, how do I find out if the RTM is legit? Something about Hashbrowns? (I'm so witty!). Isn't there some kind of number that is supposed to match up? if so where could I find this number?

Thanks in advance!


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19 Aug 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

you'd get Windows.old folder if you install to a partition where Windows already lives. It would not be the case if you format the drive before you install the RTM version.

It doesn't sound like you are downloading the RTM legally. Otherwise the software would be verified automatically by Microsoft's download manager tool.
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20 Aug 2009   #3
tugas2khas

se7en x64 7600
 
 

why bother with the stupid windows.old.... i just delete it stupidly...
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20 Aug 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Efrdman2008
Also, how do I find out if the RTM is legit?
erm...by activating it with a purchased product key

I think it would give you the Windows.old folder as sup3rsprt has already said. Also, read here to get rid of the Windows.old folder after installing your (ahem) legit copy of W7 via. upgrade;

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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20 Aug 2009   #5
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
erm...by activating it with a purchased product key
Actually, a hacked version or something that had nasties planted in it could still activate just fine with a legitimate key. Activation doesn't mean much other than that the key itself is legitimate.

You know the software is "legit" when you download from MS directly or you buy it off the shelf from a reputable store.
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20 Aug 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
Actually, a hacked version or something that had nasties planted in it could still activate just fine with a legitimate key. Activation doesn't mean much other than that the key itself is legitimate.

You know the software is "legit" when you download from MS directly or you buy it off the shelf from a reputable store.
+1 thats the only way to be sure
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20 Aug 2009   #7
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Efrdman2008 View Post
Hey everyone, how is your evening?

I just have a quick question. I just installed the RC and got everything where I wanted it, but now I am in the midle of DLing the RTM, I read about the hack that allows you to do an upgrade instead of a clean install, but will that give me the Windows.Old file?

Also, how do I find out if the RTM is legit? Something about Hashbrowns? (I'm so witty!). Isn't there some kind of number that is supposed to match up? if so where could I find this number?

Thanks in advance!
I thought a clean install would give you that file not an upgrade as you system would be the same as before u did the upgrade.
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